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Re: Next ZIG - new record type / How to request a spcific schema for XML records?

From: Robert Waldstein <wald@library.ho.lucent.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 10:58:32 -0500
To: www-zig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010309105832.E26878@ln.ho.lucent.com>

> The other place where I predict we will soon need to identify XML schemas 
> is in the query, where we would like to address specific elements by tag 
> path (preferably by using the existing XPath syntax) rather than by USE 
> attributes. In a community that defines itself by XML-based data models, 
> the tag-paths, after all, are probably the closest thing to abstract access 

  (ignorant question warning)

Do you need a schema to use XPATH? I had the impression that you could use
XPATH style access to XML data independent of knowing anything about the
DTD/schema/or similar structural concepts.
  If this is true you could put XPath strings in as attribute strings - might
want to indicate it is an "XPath string" - in which case might want an OID
saying "XPath", but would that then be sufficient?

Robert K. Waldstein                Email: wald@lucent.com
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